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Bottoms Up Approach to Clearing Road

With severe weather continuing to threaten the county, emergency road crews are on call twenty-four hours seven days a week. Grass Valley and Nevada City Publics Work Departments are responsible for clearing streets within city limits, but Public Information Officer Tayor Wolfe says Nevada County Public Works is responsible for all of the other 561 miles of public roads. So, when it comes to deciding which areas get cleared first there is a process.

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Wolfe says the public works department recently relocated its fleet to make it more convenient to access during severe weather. She says there are several ways to eport an issue depending on the urgency.


Wolfe says if the issue is not urgent, requests can be made online.


Downed trees and other road hazards are also prioritized by the size of the disruption.
If power lines are involved, PG and E must respond to clear and repair electrical lines.
The phone number (530-265-1411) is posted with this story on KNCO.com
Wolfe also stresses preparation and patience when severe weather strikes.

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